Enter the total production time available and total required units of production to calculate the takt time.

Takt Time Formula

The following formula is used to calculate takt time.

T = AT / U

  • Where T is the takt time (time/unit)
  • AT the total available time
  • U is the total required units of production

Takt Time Definition

A takt time is defined as the ratio of total available time and the total required units of production.

Takt Time Example

How to calculate takt time?

  1. First, determine the total units of demand.

    Determine how many units of demand per week a facility needs to produce. For this example, we will say the customers require 1,000 per week.

  2. Next, determine the total available time.

    Measure how many hours of production time the facility has per week to meet the demand. For this example, we will say 40 hours.

  3. Finally, calculate the takt time.

    Calculate the takt time using the formula above. T = 1,000/40 = 25 units/hr.


What is Takt Time?

Takt time is a measure of the total amount of time per unit of production a facility has in order to meet customer demands.

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